Soon, content creators across Twitch will be able to give their emotes a bit more life. In celebrating its tenth anniversary, Twitch is launching a few changes to emotes, including the option to make them animated.
According to a post on the Twitch blog, animated emotes will first be available to Twitch Partners “in a few weeks.” Affiliates won’t be left out but will likely gain access to animated emotes after Partners, with Twitch saying they would be available by the end of 2021. When they launch, creators will be able to upload a total of five animated emotes for their tier one subscribers to use.
Twitch is also adding a function to disable animated emotes for viewers “who may be sensitive to animations.”